RVP Edges Closer To £20m United Move After Fergie’s SOS Call To Wenger

By on August 14, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Robin van Persie edges closer to a move to Manchester United.


Arsenal are finally ready to sell want-away striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson made a personal phone call to the Gunners boss. 

United have been battling rivals Man City and Italian champions Juventus all summer for the 30-goal striker, who is expected to leave the Emirates this summer after declaring he wont be signing a contract extension with Arsenal.

So far none of the interested clubs have met Arsenal’s valuation of their captain, with the Mirror claiming the Gunners had initially told United and City it would take a bid of at least £25m to persuade them to sell to a Premier League rival this summer.

Fergie has become so frustrated by the transfer saga that he’s made a personal call to Arsene Wenger to try and push through a deal before the start of the new season this weekend.

The Mirror claim that United will now submit a fresh bid of over £20m for the Dutchman in the next 48 hours, while the Daily Mail report that the Londoners are now prepared to do business for around £20m plus add-ons.

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Man City are also understood to be willing to pay over £20m, but van Persie has told them he’s not interested in a move to Eastlands. With Juventus now looking at alternative targets, a move to United looks to be the only viable option left for the Holland ace.

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  1. Junaith

    August 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Ok so what if utd sign RVP, do you think Fergie has the funds to buy a CM who has is in the same calibre of Roy Keane. I can see that Javi Martinez or Moutinho may fit the bill. But utd must sell Berba, Anderson, Evra for combined fee of @ least 25m even b4 utd could smell Martinez or Moutinho. And then the problem in our left back. Left back would not be a problem as we can buy neil taylor from swansea for 10m. But who will replace scholes? It has not been answered yet.

    • mystery

      August 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      rvp and rooney toghther perfect combanation and david gill said saf has funds to soend

  2. Modicum okello

    August 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Am an arsenal fun but am just praying hard day and night that the deal to offload rvp to utd materialises.am simply sick and tired of hearing such.let him go aaah!!!

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